West Virginia Governor Jim Justice insists that as a safety measure, the federal government should give $4.5 billion in annual funding to power companies that continue to use coal. That would amount to a subsidy of $15 per ton of coal burned.
Climate & Environment
This category is climate change in relation to sustainability and CSR and how these segments effect one another. This includes how climate change has started to cause a wide range of physical effects with serious implications for investors and businesses, and how the business sector discloses climate risks and manage them.
Another manure-to-energy plant opened at a San Joaquin Valley dairy farm – and as California mandates that the dairy sector reduce its emissions, the state is finding that it is receiving more requests for funds than what are currently available.
Tomorrow, August 12, is World Elephant Day. As these magnificent creatures endure more threats, from economic development to poaching, tomorrow in part is a reminder to do what we can to protect and conserve them and their natural habitat. For many tour operators, that means no more elephant rides.
The biotech company AquaBounty has recently sold five tons of their GMO salmon across Canada at an average of a relatively affordable US$5.30 a pound, but NGOs are upset as the product requires no labeling.
Boeing Co. and NASA believe they have discovered a way to improve airplanes’ fuel efficiency with a slight biomimicry twist: copy birds’ flight formations, such as those taken by Canada geese.
The recent publication of a climate report draft by the New York Times is raising questions about how President Donald Trump will tight walk the precarious balance between appeasing his voter base (that largely doesn’t believe human-made global warming exists) and a report that is blunt about the fact that human activities have a large role to play in its existence and impact. Recent efforts by federal agencies to evade talking about the phenomena suggests Trump still has a way to go to realize the implications of denouncing climate change. And that has scientists worried.
The Sierra Club announced that the Orlando City Commission unanimously approved a resolution mandating that the city run 100 percent on renewables by 2050. But as more cities announce these plants, are they backed up by staff and funding?
A recent United Nations report suggests the global aviation sector could consume as much as one-quarter of the world’s carbon budget by 2050 if technological advancements cannot be met.
Recent research suggests the occasional forest fire may actually be beneficial for bees in the long run, as they can provide a boost in their overall population.
Fracking in West Texas has generated opposition from citizens, ranchers, farmers and environmentalists – all of whom share worries, from the lack of water for cattle and crops to potential threats that could be inflicted on popular recreation areas. Could there be a solution?
Cloud computing giant Salesforce announced another step made toward its goal of running 100 percent on clean power. The city is participating in a San Francisco city-wide renewables program.
There have been plenty of theories about the Flint, Michigan water poisoning. One even pinned the blame on the Vortex Winter of 2014-2015. But according to University of Michigan scientists, it wasn’t Mother Nature that caused the water contamination, but one key decision by Flint’s water managers, who were responsible for ensuring the water was clean and potable before it reached residents’ homes.
Climate change and its impacts on crops across India can be linked to 59,000 suicides across the country over the past three decades, according to a recent study.
With President Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, India and China have an opportunity to lead the way in renewable energy and climate protection.